In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores alleged that owner Stephen Ross requested Flores meet with a “prominent quarterback” in 2019 despite it violating the NFL’s tampering rules.
Flores refused and was said to have walked off a yacht.
That quarterback? It was the former New England Patriot, Tom Brady, according to multiple reports.
“Mr. Ross invited Mr. Flores onto a yacht for lunch. Shortly after he arrived, Mr. Ross told Mr. Flores that the prominent quarterback was ‘conveniently’ arriving at the marina. Obviously, Mr. Ross had attempted to ‘set up’ a purportedly impromptu meeting between Mr. Flores and the prominent quarterback,” per the lawsuit.
“Mr. Flores refused the meeting and left the yacht immediately. After the incident, Mr. Flores was treated with disdain and held out as someone who was noncompliant and difficult to work with.”
Brady was set to enter free agency in 2020 when he ultimately signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he played two seasons before retiring on Tuesday.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick is also listed in this lawsuit after sending a text exchange which was used as evidence.